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The Utopia Reader is a timely and provocative collection of utopia texts ... and an excellent introduction to the vast field of utopianism.

--Moreana

Utopian literature has given voice to the hopes and fears of the human race from its earliest days to the present. The only single-volume anthology of its kind, The Utopia Reader encompasses the entire spectrum and history of utopian writing-from the Old Testament and Plato's Republic, to Sir Thomas More's Utopia and George Orwell's twentieth century dystopia, Nineteen Eighty-Four, through to the present day.

The editors of this definitive collection demonstrate the various ways in which utopias have been used throughout history as veiled criticism of existing conditions and how peoples excluded from the dominant discourse-such as women and minorities-have used the form to imagine empowering alternatives to present circumstances.

An engaging tour through the dissident, polemic, and satirical tradition of utopian writing, The Utopia Reader ultimately provides a telling portrait of civilization's persistent need to imagine and construct ideal societies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 1

2. Utopianism before Thomas More 6

The Golden Age 7

Hesiod, Works and Days 7

Ovid, Metamorphosis 8

Vergil, Fourth Eclogue 8

Earthly Paradises 9

The Garden of Eden 9

Genesis 9

The Elysian Fields 12

Pindar, Fragments 12

Islands of the Blest 12

Horace, Epode 16 12

The Middle Ages 13

Eden 13

Dracontius 13

The Land of Prester John 14

The Lawgivers 15

Solon 15

Lycurgus 16

Utopias and Utopian Satires 27

Plato, Republic 27

Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 56

The Prophets 59

Isaiah 59

HellenisticUtopias 60

Iambulus, Heliopolis 60

Saturnalia 64

Lucian, Saturnalia 64

The Millennium 66

The Revelation of St. John 67

II Baruch 67

Monasticism 68

The Rule of St. Benedict 68

The Rule of St. Francis 70

The Cockaigne 71

Telecleides 71

Cockaigne 71

3. The Sixteenth Century 77

Thomas More, Utopia 77

Francois Rabelais, The Abbey of Theleme 94

Michel de Montaigne, Of the Cannibals 99

4. The Seventeenth Century 104

Joseph Hall, Mundus alter et idem 104

William Shakespeare, The Tempest 105

Tommaso Campanella, The City of the Sun 106

Francis Bacon, New Atlantis 118

Gerrard Winstanley, The Law of Freedom in a Platform 126

Margaret Cavendish, The Inventory of Judgements Commonwealth 128

James Harrington, The Commonwealth of Oceana 137

5. The Eighteenth Century 141

Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels 141

Louis Sebastien Mercier, Memoirs of the Year

Two Thousand Five Hundred 152

Nicolas-Edme Restif de la Bretonne, L'andrographe 163

William Godwin, Enquiry Concerning Political Justice 170

Timothy Dwight, Greenfield Hill 175

Antoine-Nicolas de Condorcet, Sketch for a Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Mind 176

Thomas Spence, The Constitution of Spensonia 180

6. The Nineteenth Century 182

Communal Societies as Utopias 182

Shakers 182

Frederick William Evans, The Shaker Compendium 183

The Millennial Laws 183

Shaker Covenant 185

Amana or the Community of True Inspiration 186

The Twenty-One Rules 186

Oneida 190

System of Criticism 191

Charles Fourier, Selections Describing the Phalanstery 192

American Fourierism 199

Albert Brisbane, Association 200

Charles Henri de Saint-Simon, Sketch of aNew

Political System 202

John Adolphus Etzler, The Paradise within Reach of All Men 206

Robert Owen, The Book of the New Moral World 207

tienne Cabet, Voyage to Icaria 219

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto 227

Samuel Butler, Erewhon 229

Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward: 20001887 240

William Morris, News from Nowhere 273

Ignatius Donnelly, Caesar's Column 292

William Dean Howells, A Traveler from Altruria 301

7. The Twentieth Century 312

H. G. Wells, A Modern Utopia 312

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Herland 319

Yvgeni Zamiatin, We 329

Katherine Burdekin, Swastika Night 344

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World 347

Brave New World Revisited 362

Olaf Stapledon, Darkness and the Light 363

B. F. Skinner, Walden Two 372

Walden Two Revisited 390

George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 398

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Day before the Revolution 407

About the Editors 421

Synopsis:

The Utopia Reader is a timely and provocative collection of utopia texts... and an excellent introduction to the vast field of utopianism.--MoreanaUtopian literature has given voice to the hopes and fears of the human race from its earliest days to the present. The only single-volume anthology of its kind, The Utopia Reader encompasses the entire spectrum and history of utopian writing-from the Old Testament and Plato''s Republic, to Sir Thomas More''s Utopia and George Orwell''s twentieth century dystopia, Nineteen Eighty-Four, through to the present day.The editors of this definitive collection demonstrate the various ways in which utopias have been used throughout history as veiled criticism of existing conditions and how peoples excluded from the dominant discourse-such as women and minorities-have used the form to imagine empowering alternatives to present circumstances.An engaging tour through the dissident, polemic, and satirical tradition of utopian writing, The Utopia Reader ultimately provides a telling portrait of civilization''s persistent need to imagine and construct ideal societies.Table of Contents1. Introduction 12. Utopianism before Thomas More 6The Golden Age 7Hesiod, Works and Days 7Ovid, Metamorphosis 8Vergil, Fourth Eclogue 8Earthly Paradises 9The Garden of Eden 9Genesis 9The Elysian Fields 12Pindar, Fragments 12Islands of the Blest 12Horace, Epode 16 12The Middle Ages 13Eden 13Dracontius 13The Land of Prester John 14The Lawgivers 15Solon 15Lycurgus 16Utopias and Utopian Satires 27Plato, Republic 27Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 56The Prophets 59Isaiah 59Hellenistic Utopias 60Iambulus, Heliopolis 60Saturnalia 64Lucian, Saturnalia 64The Millennium 66The Revelation ofSt. John 67II Baruch 67Monasticism 68The Rule of St. Benedict 68The Rule of St. Francis 70The Cockaigne 71Telecleides 71Cockaigne 713. The Sixteenth Century 77Thomas More, Utopia 77Francois Rabelais, The Abbey of Theleme 94Michel de Montaigne, Of the Cannibals 994. The Seventeenth Century 104Joseph Hall, Mundus alter et idem 104William Shakespeare, The Tempest 105Tommaso Campanella, The City of the Sun 106Francis Bacon, New Atlantis 118Gerrard Winstanley, The Law of Freedom in a Platform 126Margaret Cavendish, The Inventory of Judgements Commonwealth 128James Harrington, The Commonwealth of Oceana 1375. The Eighteenth Century 141Jonathan Swift, Gulliver''s Travels 141Louis Sebastien Mercier, Memoirs of the YearTwo Thousand Five Hundred 152Nicolas-Edme Restif de la Bretonne, L''andrographe 163William Godwin, Enquiry Concerning Political Justice 170Timothy Dwight, Greenfield Hill 175Antoine-Nicolas de Condorcet, Sketch for a Historical Pictureof the Progress of the Human Mind 176Thomas Spence, The Constitution of Spensonia 1806. The Nineteenth Century 182Communal Societies as Utopias 182Shakers 182Frederick William Evans, The Shaker Compendium 183The Millennial Laws 183Shaker Covenant 185Amana or the Community of True Inspiration 186The Twenty-One Rules 186Oneida 190System of Criticism 191Charles Fourier, Selections Describing the Phalanstery 192American Fourierism 199Albert Brisbane, Association 200Charles Henri de Saint-Simon, Sketch of a NewPolitical System 202John Adolphus Etzler, The Paradise within Reach of All Men 206Robert Owen, The Book of the New Moral World 207tienne Cabet, Voyage to Icaria 219Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto 227Samuel Butler, Erewhon229Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward: 2000?1887 240William Morris, News from Nowhere 273Ignatius Donnelly, Caesar''s Column 292William Dean Howells, A Traveler from Altruria 3017. The Twentieth Century 312H. G. Wells, A Modern Utopia 312Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Herland 319Yvgeni Zamiatin, We 329Katherine Burdekin, Swastika Night 344Aldous Huxley, Brave New World 347Brave New World Revisited 362Olaf Stapledon, Darkness and the Light 363B. F. Skinner, Walden Two 372Walden Two Revisited 390George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 398Ursula K. Le Guin, The Day before the Revolution

Synopsis:

Child-molesting priests, embezzled church treasures, philandering ministers and rabbis, even church-endorsed pyramid schemes that defraud gullible parishioners of millions of dollars: for the past decade, clergy misconduct has seemed continually to be in the news.

Is there something about religious organizations that fosters such misbehavior? Bad Pastors presents a range of new perspectives and solidly grounded data on pastoral abuse, investigating sexual misconduct, financial improprieties, and political and personal abuse of authority. Rather than focusing on individuals who misbehave, the volume investigates whether the foundation for clergy malfeasance is inherent in religious organizations themselves, stemming from hierarchies of power in which trusted leaders have the ability to define reality, control behavior, and even offer or withhold the promise of immortality. Arguing that such phenomena arise out of organizational structures, the contributors do not focus on one particular religion, but rather treat these incidents from an interfaith perspective.

Bad Pastors moves beyond individual case studies to consider a broad range of issues surrounding clergy misconduct, from violence against women to the role of charisma and abuse of power in new religious movements. Highlighting similarities between other forms of abuse, such as domestic violence, the volume helps us to conceptualize and understand clergy misconduct in new ways.

Synopsis:

"The Utopia Reader is a timely and provocative collection of utopia texts ... and an excellent introduction to the vast field of utopianism."

Moreana

Utopian literature has given voice to the hopes and fears of the human race from its earliest days to the present. The only single-volume anthology of its kind, The Utopia Reader encompasses the entire spectrum and history of utopian writing-from the Old Testament and Plato's Republic, to Sir Thomas More's Utopia and George Orwell's twentieth century dystopia, Nineteen Eighty-Four, through to the present day.

The editors of this definitive collection demonstrate the various ways in which utopias have been used throughout history as veiled criticism of existing conditions and how peoples excluded from the dominant discourse-such as women and minorities-have used the form to imagine empowering alternatives to present circumstances.

An engaging tour through the dissident, polemic, and satirical tradition of utopian writing, The Utopia Reader ultimately provides a telling portrait of civilization's persistent need to imagine and construct ideal societies.

About the Author

Gregory Claeys is Professor of the History of Political Thought at the University of London, and author of several books.

Lyman Tower Sargent, Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, is author and editor of numerous books including Extremism in America and Political Thought in the United States (also available from NYU Press).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814715710
Editor:
Claeys, Gregory
Editor:
Sargent, Lyman T.
Editor:
Claeys, Gregory
Editor:
Sargent, Lyman T.
Author:
Shupe, Anson
Author:
Sargent, Lyman
Author:
Sargent, Lyman Tower
Author:
Stacey, William
Author:
Claeys, Gregory
Author:
Darnell, Susan
Author:
Sargent, Lyman T.
Publisher:
New York University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Utopias
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Utopias in literature
Subject:
POLITICAL SCIENCE AND THEORY
Subject:
COLLECTIONS AND ANTHOLOGIES OF VARIOUS LITERARY FORMS
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Pastoral ministry.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
434
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , The Utopia Reader is a timely and provocative collection of utopia texts... and an excellent introduction to the vast field of utopianism.--MoreanaUtopian literature has given voice to the hopes and fears of the human race from its earliest days to the present. The only single-volume anthology of its kind, The Utopia Reader encompasses the entire spectrum and history of utopian writing-from the Old Testament and Plato''s Republic, to Sir Thomas More''s Utopia and George Orwell''s twentieth century dystopia, Nineteen Eighty-Four, through to the present day.The editors of this definitive collection demonstrate the various ways in which utopias have been used throughout history as veiled criticism of existing conditions and how peoples excluded from the dominant discourse-such as women and minorities-have used the form to imagine empowering alternatives to present circumstances.An engaging tour through the dissident, polemic, and satirical tradition of utopian writing, The Utopia Reader ultimately provides a telling portrait of civilization''s persistent need to imagine and construct ideal societies.Table of Contents1. Introduction 12. Utopianism before Thomas More 6The Golden Age 7Hesiod, Works and Days 7Ovid, Metamorphosis 8Vergil, Fourth Eclogue 8Earthly Paradises 9The Garden of Eden 9Genesis 9The Elysian Fields 12Pindar, Fragments 12Islands of the Blest 12Horace, Epode 16 12The Middle Ages 13Eden 13Dracontius 13The Land of Prester John 14The Lawgivers 15Solon 15Lycurgus 16Utopias and Utopian Satires 27Plato, Republic 27Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 56The Prophets 59Isaiah 59Hellenistic Utopias 60Iambulus, Heliopolis 60Saturnalia 64Lucian, Saturnalia 64The Millennium 66The Revelation ofSt. John 67II Baruch 67Monasticism 68The Rule of St. Benedict 68The Rule of St. Francis 70The Cockaigne 71Telecleides 71Cockaigne 713. The Sixteenth Century 77Thomas More, Utopia 77Francois Rabelais, The Abbey of Theleme 94Michel de Montaigne, Of the Cannibals 994. The Seventeenth Century 104Joseph Hall, Mundus alter et idem 104William Shakespeare, The Tempest 105Tommaso Campanella, The City of the Sun 106Francis Bacon, New Atlantis 118Gerrard Winstanley, The Law of Freedom in a Platform 126Margaret Cavendish, The Inventory of Judgements Commonwealth 128James Harrington, The Commonwealth of Oceana 1375. The Eighteenth Century 141Jonathan Swift, Gulliver''s Travels 141Louis Sebastien Mercier, Memoirs of the YearTwo Thousand Five Hundred 152Nicolas-Edme Restif de la Bretonne, L''andrographe 163William Godwin, Enquiry Concerning Political Justice 170Timothy Dwight, Greenfield Hill 175Antoine-Nicolas de Condorcet, Sketch for a Historical Pictureof the Progress of the Human Mind 176Thomas Spence, The Constitution of Spensonia 1806. The Nineteenth Century 182Communal Societies as Utopias 182Shakers 182Frederick William Evans, The Shaker Compendium 183The Millennial Laws 183Shaker Covenant 185Amana or the Community of True Inspiration 186The Twenty-One Rules 186Oneida 190System of Criticism 191Charles Fourier, Selections Describing the Phalanstery 192American Fourierism 199Albert Brisbane, Association 200Charles Henri de Saint-Simon, Sketch of a NewPolitical System 202John Adolphus Etzler, The Paradise within Reach of All Men 206Robert Owen, The Book of the New Moral World 207tienne Cabet, Voyage to Icaria 219Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto 227Samuel Butler, Erewhon229Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward: 2000?1887 240William Morris, News from Nowhere 273Ignatius Donnelly, Caesar''s Column 292William Dean Howells, A Traveler from Altruria 3017. The Twentieth Century 312H. G. Wells, A Modern Utopia 312Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Herland 319Yvgeni Zamiatin, We 329Katherine Burdekin, Swastika Night 344Aldous Huxley, Brave New World 347Brave New World Revisited 362Olaf Stapledon, Darkness and the Light 363B. F. Skinner, Walden Two 372Walden Two Revisited 390George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 398Ursula K. Le Guin, The Day before the Revolution
"Synopsis" by , Child-molesting priests, embezzled church treasures, philandering ministers and rabbis, even church-endorsed pyramid schemes that defraud gullible parishioners of millions of dollars: for the past decade, clergy misconduct has seemed continually to be in the news.

Is there something about religious organizations that fosters such misbehavior? Bad Pastors presents a range of new perspectives and solidly grounded data on pastoral abuse, investigating sexual misconduct, financial improprieties, and political and personal abuse of authority. Rather than focusing on individuals who misbehave, the volume investigates whether the foundation for clergy malfeasance is inherent in religious organizations themselves, stemming from hierarchies of power in which trusted leaders have the ability to define reality, control behavior, and even offer or withhold the promise of immortality. Arguing that such phenomena arise out of organizational structures, the contributors do not focus on one particular religion, but rather treat these incidents from an interfaith perspective.

Bad Pastors moves beyond individual case studies to consider a broad range of issues surrounding clergy misconduct, from violence against women to the role of charisma and abuse of power in new religious movements. Highlighting similarities between other forms of abuse, such as domestic violence, the volume helps us to conceptualize and understand clergy misconduct in new ways.

"Synopsis" by , "The Utopia Reader is a timely and provocative collection of utopia texts ... and an excellent introduction to the vast field of utopianism."

Moreana

Utopian literature has given voice to the hopes and fears of the human race from its earliest days to the present. The only single-volume anthology of its kind, The Utopia Reader encompasses the entire spectrum and history of utopian writing-from the Old Testament and Plato's Republic, to Sir Thomas More's Utopia and George Orwell's twentieth century dystopia, Nineteen Eighty-Four, through to the present day.

The editors of this definitive collection demonstrate the various ways in which utopias have been used throughout history as veiled criticism of existing conditions and how peoples excluded from the dominant discourse-such as women and minorities-have used the form to imagine empowering alternatives to present circumstances.

An engaging tour through the dissident, polemic, and satirical tradition of utopian writing, The Utopia Reader ultimately provides a telling portrait of civilization's persistent need to imagine and construct ideal societies.

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